Get It, Split it, and Enjoy It
I had an appointment in Pittsburgh and to make a day out of it I stopped to grab lunch. I ordered my favorite Chicken Pad Thai, which was the most American Chicken Pad Thai possibly ever, but I LOVE it. I forgot to order the smaller version and when they handed it to me I was like ‘do I even lift??’ Seriously though – it was so heavy! Once I got home, partially drooling, I grabbed a small(ish) bowl and filled it with my chicken. Whatever room I had left, I added probably not even an eighth of the noodles they gave me. I knew if I ate it straight out of the container I would be in trouble and thank goodness I didn’t. Surprisingly enough, I was actually really full and I barely dented my meal.
Losing weight has A LOT to do with HOW MUCH you eat! Of course it matter WHAT you’re eating but how much you’re eating is just as important. A slice of whole grain bread won’t make you fat but an entire loaf might.
When Ordering Takeout
DON’T EAT OUT OF THE CONTAINER! Chances are, you’re portion is well beyond what you actually need! Grab a dish and split it up. Plus you’ll have another meal for later! #Saving$$ “Divide and CONQUER – Coach Chad”
When Eating Out
If you’re getting something like pasta that is most likely going to be served in a big bowl- ask if they could bring you and extra bowl. Portion out your over portioned pasta, box the rest and call it a night. If you’re eating something like a burger (my fav), cut it in half and maybe even fourths. I love love love doing this when were out (sorry Chad I know I look like a child) but I never finish my burger and I don’t feel like I need to. Now, if you ordered fish or steak with a side of fresh veggies- gurl PIG OUT!
These tips have helped me immensely. I eat until I’m satisfied rather than being ‘full’ and not only does it make me feel a lot better but it makes me look a lot better. My eyes are bigger than my stomach but if I only see what I can eat, I’ll eat only what I see.